HollyHood Showstoppers consists of Gladiator narrator Johunter and rapper/super
producer Artie Bills, Both were born and raised in the cultural Mecca of Harlem
NYC. The HollyHood Showstoppers ascended from the streets to now legendary underground
status after being featured on a plethora of mixtapes (Kay Slay, Ron G, Digga
and P Cutta) and performances. With the establishment of their own Independent
label 'Rollin Wit It Records', they are posied to deliver their distinct brand
of Hip Hop to the masses. Roll Wit it, or get Rolled over.
Written by J Hatch
What up fellas,
tell us where the name HollyHood Showstoppers came and what is your team all
(Artie Bills) The name came from the group performing and other groups not wanting
to go on stage after us.
you mention a Showstopper it usually relates to the audience being captivated
and left in awe. We pride ourselves on professionalism and being the best.
How did the
whole Rollin Wit It movement begin and what have you guys done to carve your
name in the stone of Hip Hop?
(AB) The movement began when we decided to take initiative and do things ourselves.
(JH) We create
and develop our product internally from top to bottom. We are real businessmen
with real talent and dedication. We understand the industry and the changes.
You guys really
tore the house down at the King Of NY Hip Hop Challenge in July. Aside from
your stage performance, which was real energetic and impacting, what are some
things about the Showstoppers that set you all aside from other Hip Hop acts
out here trying to make a name?
(AB) Our style, creativity and music in general. We make hits and we don't
sound like any other artists out there.
(JH) We have a
real story and a unique vibe. We also have untouchable charisma and strong vision
for the future we have the formula!
take on the state of the Music Industry today?
(AB) The industry is saturated with the same old stuff. It's all about the payola.
The industry needs the Showstoppers and Rollin Wit It desperately. The focus
needs to be more on talent.
(JH) The industry
is flourishing economically, but is suffering creatively. Artists are created
and developed into gimmicks and schemes. Rollin Wit It will initiate the "new"
If y'all could
change one thing about the game what would it be?
(JH) I would make A & R's and artists earn their keep by providing more
foundation for what a hit really is. True essence.
(AB) I would change
most program directors. It's the same songs, rotations, same group of people obvious
on the plate for The Showstoppers and Rollin Wit it?
(JH) Hip hop supremacy and absolute power. We will change the perspective on
Harlem, stardom and industry problems.
(AB) Take over
the industry by saturating all markets. Also to produce, market, promote and
distribute our music totally independently.
Where can people
check out your music and find out more info about your successes?
(JH) Check out our website, www.rollinwitit.com.
The "archive" section contains some of our mixtape, radio and publication
features, pictures from some of our events/shows and the initial five star video
"Game Tight". We put in work!
up, thanks for taking some time out, good luck in the future....any last words?
(JH) Armageddon is near! We are on a crusade until the "war is won".
(AB) Roll wit it
or get rolled over TRUE STORY!
Also, be on the
lookout for the new HollyHood Showstoppaz Video ' Game Tight' on all the major
video shows as well as there new mixtape ' Operation takeover' flooding the
streets of NYC!